Saturday, June 27, 2009
My hubby has a backpack he got at Old Navy years ago and takes with him everywhere. I have searched and searched for something similar with no luck. So I asked all of Mark Lipinskis Pickles if they knew of a pattern. One, Jan from UK, suggested a rucksack. That was what I was looking for! But still couldn't find a pattern. So I copied my sweethearts backpack. I wanted something special, as I was using my vintage barkcloth that I had been saving.
So I cut out all the pieces and started sewing them together to make me a backpack.
I doubled the fabric to add stability and 5 hours and 6 jeans needles later this is what I came up with. Not to bad for a few hours, needles and an old curtain! lol
I originally bought a set of these curtains from an antique shop because they reminded me of the fabric on the couches at my Grandma and Nonas house. The fabric just speaks to my heart of childhood visits and the welcome and love of Grandmas house. And besides, it is very cool!